Tom Hardy movie rec list that nobody asked for
In order of personal preference, in case anyone cares. I just have this need of at least trying to convince people to watch these movies now that Mad Max has made so many people aware of how great he is.
Titles link to the movies’ IMDb pages. Any specific questions about triggers etc just send me an ask
- RocknRolla (2008) - one of my absolute favorite movies and Idris Elba and Gerard Butler are in it and also Mark Strong (who you might know from Kingsman maybe) and it’s amazing please watch this movie
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city’s scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city’s seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player — a drugged out rock ‘n’ roller presumed to be dead but very much alive — has a multi-million dollar prize fall into his hands.
Rated R for pervasive language, violence, drug use and brief sexuality
- Warrior (2011) - look I never thought I’d get emotional to the point of tears because of a mixed martial arts fight between two estranged brothers but here we are
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material
- Lawless (2012) - moonshine and shootouts and Shia Labeouf with a Virginia accent and Guy Pearce being an asshole. A Good Movie
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
- The Drop (2014) - aka that one with the puppy
Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive language.
- Bronson (2008) - this one is pretty intense and it had some very clockwork orange-esque vibes at times imo so be warned and look at the warnings below
A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Rated R for violent and disturbing content, graphic nudity, sexuality and language
- Locke (2013) - aka that one movie that is 85 minutes spent entirely in a car and the only actor who appears in person is Hardy, and that’s something that’s really hard to pull off without making it unbelievably boring but it isn’t at all, it’s dramatic and emotional and just so good
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.
Rated R for language throughout.